This bike was originally called the Wraith Sleipnir and is now become affectionately known as the “Donation Bike.” Why? Well for the obvious reason that this bike was built exclusively to be a donation to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s Gentle Doctor Benefit on April 5th, 2014. Started in the summer of 2013 she was a labor of love from the beginning.
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“The bike has a Harley-Davidson feel to its ride and look, but with the Springer front end. It harkens back to the classics of the ’70s era, with the real ‘Chopper’ look. Also, it has the seating and rear pegs for a passenger, but looks great as a solo bike.”
It started out its life as a wide-tire softail but as you can see, it has changed to a hardtail. This decision was made because of the look and the ride difference and the fact that we couldn’t really find any wide-tire conversion kits to suit the frame. As a two-up she rides extremely well, but as a solo she is fantastic. Running an HD Evo-80 and a 5-speed she is very nimble on around the town yet still packs enough power to send you down the highway quite comfortably.
She had to be built with two riders in mind as well as the possibility that someone who is not motorcycle-savvy might win. Because of this she is a very simple setup but with turn signals and other features that allow her to be registered in other states.
The artwork for the chopper is inspired by the College mascots: the mule team of Tim and Terry.
- 80-cubic-inch Evo Engine sitting on a rigid frame
- Mikuni carburetor
- 5-speed Rev-Tech transmission
- Custom-built tank and rear fender
- Copper on black Springer front end
- Chrome 60-spoke wheels
- 240 rear tire
- Chain final drive
- Chrome-finish upper and lower controls
- King/queen seat, with tuck-away passenger pegs
And she could be yours if you enter the raffle to try win!
Anyone can purchase a ticket for the raffle even if you cannot attend the actual event on April 5th and all proceeds will go to the great cause of supporting the MU College of Veterinary Medicine’s scholarship fund.
Read more about why this is so very important to me: Why the Donation Bike and The Gentle Doctor Benefit Really Matter